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Courtesy of the Red, White, and Canyon Blue

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This post is written by Rolando Lopez, Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Operations Manager (and retired Southwest Employee!), recounting a recovered Honor Flight and a delayed welcome home celebration for the veterans. My journey with Southwest Airlines began in 1980 and led me to a variety of positions throughout my career, encompassing multiple cities in the network. ... read more

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A Family Reunited

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Patriotism runs deep at Southwest Airlines, and we are proud to partner with charities that support the men, women, and children who sacrifice for our country every day.  This blog post is authored by Patricia Driscoll, President of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), an organization that supports and advocates for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen,... read more

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Southwest Airlines Supports The Mission Continues

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We are proud to call Southwest Airlines the Official Airline of The Mission Continues—a national nonprofit that empowers veterans to serve our country in new ways.  From providing excellent service booking flights for hundreds of veterans to participate in our program, to allowing staff members to “take over the microphone” during flight to share about our program, to... read more

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High-flying thanks to our Military!

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For the past three years, Southwest has provided the opportunity for our Customers and Southwest Employees to write their well wishes and encouraging words on patriotic cards themed Service, Honor, Sacrifice, and Celebrate.  These themes sum up Southwest’s commitment to our men and women in uniform during November, dubbed Military Heroes Month, and all year long. The card... read more

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IAVA Vets: Southwest Airlines and Stories From the Field

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At Southwest Airlines, we are thankful for the deep roots we have established with our military partners that support our Heroes.  Together we join hearts and hands to bring meaningful support to our Veterans and their families.  One of the organizations Southwest supports is the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  The following are IAVA Member Reflections on... read more

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Recruiting Our Nation’s Best

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As a Military Recruiter for Southwest Airlines, I LUV showing my appreciation and support for the courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve our country. My husband, Colonel Mike Clanton, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 29 years, so I’ve seen first-hand the bravery and dedication our military display at home and at work. As a military wife... read more

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Honoring Veterans and Making Miracles

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By the spring of 2011, there was already a buzz among veterans of our local VFW Post 8985 that there was going to be a Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) ceremony in Washington, D.C. to honor the Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service whose heroic service during World War II made them the most... read more

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A Well-Deserved Welcome Home

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For those of us who live near family and friends, it’s easy to take for granted a hug from a loved one.  Even when we have family in another state (like I do), it’s comforting to know that they are just a plane ride away, but our Military Heroes know just how meaningful a hug and a welcome home celebration can be.  Recently, Southwest Airlines had the opportunity... read more

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2012, A Few Random Thoughts

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If you are lucky to know a World War II Veteran, and have an opportunity to ask them their recollections of December 7, 1941, most assuredly they will convey the shock and horror they felt when the Armed Forces of the United States of America were attacked.  Although, the number of people who have firsthand memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor is dwindling, this... read more

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Military Heroes Month: Keeping Heroes Close to Our Hearts

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Today, I am reflecting back upon the 2012 Military Heroes Month and Southwest’s commitment to our Troops, Veterans, and their families.  We have been privileged to share a glimpse into these heroes’ lives featured in the stories throughout the month on service, how we honor the Military, the sacrifices these heroes make, and how we celebrate the brave who fight for... read more

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